As we get older and life gets busier, it's easy to forget makeup for what it really is: fun! Even if you don't realize it, you're creating a little work of art every single day by mixing pigments, contouring and highlighting, and buffing to perfection. But while blending several eye shadows to achieve the perfect smoky eye is second nature for many, creating custom lip shades can seem a little bit more daunting.
You don't need to blend colors on the back of your hand and apply them with a lip brush like a makeup artist (though you're certainly welcome to!): just pair a lip liner and a lipstick to get the new color you want. Whether you're new to the world of popping pouts and haven't fleshed out your pretty inventory yet or have put yourself on a no-buy list until the holidays, this is a great way to try something different without spending a single dollar. Keep reading for some gorgeous celebrities modeling our favorite colors to create with product suggestions as part of your art project.